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Queer Links from the Week: Queer Kpop, Catholics and Seoul's Mayor, and False Rumors

Whether or not Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon's 'hope' for gay marriage is sincere or a political move was discussed over at the KoreaAM, and the Korea Times is calling it a pivotal test for the mayor. Various groups reacted to Park Won-soon's message.

Park Won-soon: "Legalization of Gay Marriage Reported by Foreign Press is a Misinterpretation

Sigh. Looks like Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon is backing off from a statement that hinted at a pro-gay marriage stance. Thanks for an anonymous comment for pointing me to this article. From the Hankyoreh (translated by TKQ):



Korean Fugitive Ja Hoon Ku: A Free Man in the Philippines

 

Queer Links from the Week: LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law, Transgender Prostitution in Namsan, and More

Riders-in-tandem: The Philippines’ New Evil

You have probably heard of them in the news, the Philippines’ latest “collection” of vicious miscreants riding on motorcycles. Their criminal activities know no boundaries: holdup, kidnapping, targeted killing, rape. Although news about organized crime groups using motorcycles as get-away … Continue reading

Queer Links From the Week: Being Gay in the Military, South Korea voting yes for LGBT Rights at UNHRC, and more

Queer Links from the Week


Translation: 한국 '동성애자 살기 좋은 나라' 123개국 중 69위- In Good for Gays poll, Korea ranks 69 out of 123 countries

This Yonhap News article was posted in response to a recent Gallup poll that asked people worldwide if their area was good for gay residents. Of course, this information could be easily found in English on Gallup's website, but I thought it was interesting how Yonhap was reporting it with specific comparisons to neighboring countries and other OECD nations. 

Queer Links

I've gotten a bit behind on linking to queer Korea stories (went to Japan at the end of August and now trying to get my new house in Korea shipshape)... Some of these are from early August!

Relearning to Read in 2014

So many things change, so much remains the same. New media has presented so many new challenges in all aspects of our lives but perhaps where we are effected most is how we digest written text. It is a constantly changing environment and due to the speed of change a status quo has yet to […]

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